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Address: Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +902163424747
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Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 6:45 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:45 pm
8:15 pm - 12:30 am
Description: According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to...
According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Over the years the tower has been used as a customs station, lighthouse and a residence for retired naval officers.
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Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

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A real experience Boat trip out and really good food Expensive but worth it A few couples got engaged when we were there so it is a special place

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

looks more interesting from the land but the view from the sea to the city is great and well worth the trip. And 007 met.....and a submarine over there so what are you waiting for??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

A real experience Boat trip out and really good food Expensive but worth it A few couples got engaged when we were there so it is a special place

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We actually didn't visit the island but it looked very romantic in the sunset.At the coast of Uskudar, the same restaurant serves tea (chai) with the view of Kiz Kulesi.A lot of young people gather there to watch the sunset.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Very good viev tasty food and romantic atmospher.I am glad to had a dinner there with my wife when we had a honeymoon trip in istanbul.

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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I again visited Maidens Tower just the other day, the large yacht-like boat to the island from the Asian side was filled with excited tourists. It was almost sunset, and sunset over Istanbul from Kiz Kulesi is something to see. The island has recently been completely renovated and now has very interesting exhibits all over. This place has quite a... More 

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Visit the small island on the Bosphorus and listen to the legends. The location is excellent for photography.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Maiden's Tower's "The Legend of Maiden's Tower" exhibition was a very interesting and informative site. We have visited the tower several times in the past but since the recent renovation and upgrades, it became a major attraction in Istanbul. It was magnificent, wonderful and interesting. Food was excellent in the Cafe, service was outstanding and transportation was easy. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

There are small boats take to Kiz Kulesi ever half hou from the land. Kiz Kulesi has couple different stories for itself as you can imagine sosmething to do with to lovers in hundreds years ago. Go to the top and take a deep breathe and fill the air and history. They have a lovely restaurant inside and at night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately we were unable to board the tower as the waters were very choppy. This was disappointing but not in the hands of the tour company. Looked beautiful though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Walk to the top of the tower, you do not need a reservation, get there for sunset as the view of sunset is breath taking ....

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